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>> and now bbc world news america. >> this is bbc world news america. and egyptair plane crashes in onte to cairo with 56 people board. conflicting reports on where the wreckage has been found. we do not know what caused the crash. investigators are looking at if there was a mechanical failure or terrorist attack. >> it made a 90 degree turn to the left than 360 degree turn to the right. the picture we had was lost. >> he rescued hundreds of children from the holocaust. dozens gathered for a service celebrating him.
welcome to our viewers on public television here in america and around the globe. the egyptair plane that disappeared thursday is most likely to have been brought down by a terrorist act than by a technical fault. that is the view of officials in cairo where the plane was heading. it left paris and most passengers were french and egyptian. records have been found with our conflicting reports of that. morning even through their tears there was hope their loved ones could be found alive despite the plane having vanished overnight. the debris crashed into the sea.
suddenly it disappears. this an attack or mechanical failure? the french president said nothing could be ruled out. >> we have the duty to know everything about what has happened. >> in cairo, families have been arriving all morning desperate to find out any information on what happened to the flight. it was 20 minutes from landing here when according to the authorities it simply vanished. without any morning or distress call. i the afternoon and international sea and air search was under way. egypt says it may go on for weeks. a cairo airport confirmed the
plane was lost. and his brother was gone. him so wehope we find can pray over him. authorities have been struggling to explain how another plane from egypt had been lost. >> to you have any security concerns about anyone on the plane? >> nothing has been reported. we don't have any concerns about this specific person but the investigation is still going on there is are -- filing process for people on board. >> officials think it is more likely it was a terror attack than an accident. for the families it was a day when hope was overwhelmed by grief. investigators will need to gather more information than is
available now before they can decide what caused the crash. our correspondent. had forre families cairo the question remains was this an accident or something more sinister? it was an airbus a320. the chances are you have flown on one of these. one of the most common planes on earth. it does have an excellent safety record. this is footage of the actual aircraft that disappeared. this aircraft was delivered to egyptair in november 2003. the captain and copilot were well experienced. let's look at what the radar tells us about the flight itself. have been taking off from paris everything was normal for three hours. greek controller say the pilot is in good spirits when they
speak to him. after that, radio calls go unanswered. controllers raise the alarm. the plane had dropped off the radar. it made a 90 degree turn to the left and then 360 degree turn to the right. the picture we had was lost. >> this is why terrorism cannot be ruled out. a russian airliner was brought down over egypt last year. it is believed a group linked to the islamic state smuggled a bomb on board. the egyptair plane took off from the biggest airport in paris. speculation of an attack could report -- ripple through europe. >> it's been able to go through charles de gaulle airport, a major security airport in the middle of europe. that would be a worry.
can it be repeated somewhere else? air accident investigators from all over the world have trained to do their job. say funding the wreckage should throw up some answers. >> if there has been an explosion there will be tale tell signs investigators would look for and that may range from pathology. the damage that may have been done to human occupants, to the actual structure of the airplane. >> it's an anxious wait for the families and all of those off to cairo today. >> a short time ago i spoke with a reporter in cairo. what is the latest you are hearing on whether the wreckage has been found or not? >> the confusion over that, a disagreement between the greek
authorities in the egyptian authorities. oflier we saw a photograph wreckage in the blue waters of the mediterranean. yellow life vests and the airlines, it wasn't debris but it may have been from migrant boats attempting to gross -- to cross from europe. the plane has been lost and efforts to find it have to be intensified. that is now a major international air and sea search operation. people forget how big the mediterranean is. it is an enormous. the french, the egyptians, the royal air force have joined with the greeks to find the wreckage of this. but the egyptians have been saying is we ask a simple question. how did this plane disappear? what exactly happened to the wreckage?
what happened on board the plane? these are difficult questions to answer and it may take months, maybe even longer to assess what happened. >> what more are you hearing on the question you asked about the passenger manifest and what they are looking at? >> in terms of the question i ask, the egypt and aviation minister didn't have a ready answer to that. work into theard passengers, into the people that thatave boarded the plane, work has not properly been done. but it will be. that is what the minister told me earlier today. no clear answers in terms of was there a suspicious character
that they need to investigate? what else are investigations looking for? he formally served as chief of staff at the federal aviation administration. let's start at the beginning. >> it depends on what you are investigation. -- what you are investigating. is in charge?o we have egyptians and one hands. have the plane manufacturer will be involved. the u.s. may be involved. we have been here before with egypt on several occasions. so, the first question is who is in charge? how will we establish some integrity? i'm afraid we will have several days if not longer of
conflicting reports. we don't have any data. >> how essential is it to find the wreckage, the black box from this plane to establish what happened? this heavilyews, trafficked area, the ping on the black box as far down as 20,000 feet. assuming they are in good condition it is imperative the flight data recorder which tracks every aspect of the , the voice recording in the cockpit attracts the last 30 minutes of conversation. it went silent. had there been some kind of distress, pilots have the opportunity to communicate.
it's almost like airport security in europe and elsewhere were dialogue and terrorists are broadband. the have the ability -- dramatic swerves to the left and right, the rapid loss of altitude and the fact there was not a distress call, is that what is leading you to think this was not a mechanical thing? >> most believe the plane was out of control. they were not responding to anything. it suggests the crew was in capacity by a catastrophic event and that event, people are leaning towards it being a bomb. >> why wouldn't it drop out of the sky? could dois blown up it any kind of banking movements. it is flying on its own.
the size of the debris field will tell us much. , ift contains small parts it is widespread it looks more like it was an explosive devise. >> charles de gaulle, you are touching on it, it was on high alert. there are football championships coming up posted in france. they have put the airport on high alert. we know after the attacks lockers have been searched. employees, are you surprised? is given what happened last november. it had several stops before charles de gaulle. when it got there it was apparently sweet -- sweat -- sw ept. some good of devise could have been put on the plane.
if it was similar to what we believe occurred, that it was a was can sized devise, that not tracked by explosive technology. then we really have a problem. airport security is human intelligence. most of the security is human intelligence before anybody gets close to the airfield. we need to move more quickly on its. >> there is news tonight that a second girl has been rescued after being held by bo boko haram militants. both girls were kidnapped two years ago when they raided their school. 217 girls are still missing. a new report says one person will die every three seconds
from superbugs by 2050 unless urgent action is taken. a global response is now needed. >> in the pre-antibiotic era, patients would simply have died. she spent two weeks critically ill in birmingham children's hospital with a drug-resistant bacterial infection. she is now on the mend. >> we were not sure which infection she had. it's amazing how they have cured it. >> it makes you so grateful for what you have. >> the economist says they could kill more people than cancer by 2050 unless antibiotics are safeguarded. >> what we really need his efforts to reduce the amount and
stop treating these like sweets. state-of-the-art diagnostics. a reduction. these things can permanently solve the problem. >> rapid test should be developed so patients get antibiotics only if the infection is bacterial. there should be restrictions on the use of antibiotics in farm animals. there would be a levy to pay for research but big rewards for new drugs. , others -- at some point your life will depend on an antibiotic. the golden age is over. there hasn't been a new class of these drugs in decades. unless the world takes action in a few years you could come to a hospital with a simple infection and the doctors and nurses will
not be able to treat it. doctors already see worrying signs the superbugs may be winning. >> in the course of my career i have noticed quite a sharp increase in the numbers of bacteria. out, and i don't know what we will do. >> we need educating about how to prevent the spread of germs and infections. if antibiotics continue protecting future generations. focus, pro-bbc news. come, taking a stand to stop violence against women. in mexico people are speaking out to end a deadly trend. michael bloomberg is the former mayor of new york city and a successful businessman, running his media empire.
he said two candidates in the republican race had what it takes to run the country. compromised about donald trump saying he would run the most divisive campaign he can remember. simon jack asked him whether his business credentials qualified him as a future president. electinge a habit of people without executive experience. i have always believed having executive experience is a real plus. whether his experience has a usedestate mogul will be -- useful are not, that has yet to be seen. has an acumen. >> i don't think having done some real estate deals, some which are good, aaron's some which are bad gives you the
havety to let you say you executive experience enough to run 4 million people, deal internationally, deal with the science and diplomacy, and the commerce. he may be able to do that. a lot of presidents have been able to do that. think he can say he has had the executive experience. i don't think he has the executive experience to be able more. i am qualified you could have taken hillary clinton, john kasich, the former governor of ohio, the former governor of florida. they had executive experience in government.
>> this is an undesirable distinction but mexico ranks among the worst 20 countries in the world for violence against women. six women die of violence every single day. there is now a growing backlash. die --cheese melt has to machismo has to die. they say enough is enough. i'm tired of it happening to my friends, in the streets, it at university, at work. >> we want to stay alive, they shout. .omen murders by herghter was killed husband after a history of violence. it was recorded as a suicide as a covering with authorities.
the supreme court ordered it to be reinvestigated. didhe first thing, what your daughter due to treat him like that? to make him kill her. they don't own women. it doesn't mean death is a solution and murder is the answer. >> getting to the heart of the problem is a challenge. ony often cannot be relied in families do not want to report a crime because they are scared of authorities. 99% of crimes go unsolved. impunity is terrifying. >> they are trying to tackle the root of the problem, improving the behavior of the perpetrators. >> if we only focus on the victim the perpetrator will continue to be violent and new relationships.
perpetrators are born subdues her -- born seducers. >> alberto is on the course sentenced to 28 years in prison for killing and raping two women. he says he has a different attitude. me.t was all about machismo. i believe a women. i had the bad attitude that women would be under my control. i know that not to be true now. handful receive help. but there are lack of resources and women keep dying. >> much-needed time for change. he is credited with saving hundreds of children from the holocaust. today a memorial service was held for sir nicholas winton.
600 mostly jewish children came to britain by train from czechoslovakia in 1939. four years his efforts were unknown. >> and mother kisses her child goodbye knowing she may never see them again. protestation. young boys and girls had to britain to avoid the nazi invasion. and the persecution of jewish and other minority communities. children, now elderly men and women gathered to celebrate the life of the man who gave them a future. he was just 28 years old. he was a stockbroker in london when he organized trains to take jewish people to safety. children.69 for many years he harbored a
regret he could not have rescued more. he kept quiet about what he had done until his wife found his scrapbook. >> this is his scrapbook. back here you will see the list of the children. -- n 1988 i should tell you you are sitting next to nicholas winton. [applause] >> is there anyone in her audience tonight who owes their life to nicholas winton? could you stand up? anyone who owes their life, would you stand up? >> 28 years later, between five and 7000 people do.
one is curt tauzin. he remembers the train journey. he became a pilot. >> i/o everything to him. everything. without him, nothing would have happened. there. have been i would have been lost. and the others that continue to live remember a modest hero and celebrated a life that was proof one individual can make an incredible difference. >> remembering it remarkable life. that brings us to the you can find out more on the egyptair crash on our website. from all of us here, thank you for watching. see you tomorrow.
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